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The Euratom Safeguards Directorate (ESD) makes extensive use of the K-edge densitometry (KEDG) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis techniques for timely and economic on-site verification measurements in reprocessing plants. ESD has installed in all European reprocessing plants under its safeguards (La Hague, Sellafield, Dounreay) the so-called Hybrid K-edge instrumentation combining KEDG and XRF for the on-site analysis of input solutions and other process samples. The scope of applications, recent instrument and software modifications, and other operational aspects of this type of on-site measurement is reviewed. KEDG/XRF instrumentations will also play an important role in the future on-site laboratories of Euratom at Sellafield and La Hague. The layout of the respective instruments for those laboratories and their mode of application will partially differ from the existing installations. These future applications are also discussed.

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Authors: OTTMAR H ET AL, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);BLOHM-HIEBER U ET AL, CEC Luxembourg (LU)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 19th Annual Symposium on Safeguards and Nuclear Material Management, Montpellier (FR), May 13-15, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40447 ORA
Record Number: 199810037 / Last updated on: 1998-02-03
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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